Sakshi Gupta

Is Epic == Sick?

I tried on EPIC ROLLER COASTER app on oculus go. I think angel was going to review it but didn’t upload. Anyways I decided to view graphics for this and try this game. I was more interested in trying out this game after working on our VR game because I wanted to see the camera movement and motion. I have to say that I was amazed, disappointed and felt sick at the same time after watching this. My head started spinning and I felt pukish. It wasn’t just me, one of my flatmates tried it without knowing the effects it had on me and she had the same reaction. But with another of my flatmate, she felt nothing. For her, it was interesting in the first go and then turned boring. The graphics are good no doubt. But the camera angle fluctuates suddenly at times which is bad. Also, the game takes a while to load because it is heavy. So yeah optimization is another thing which could be worked on. Moving through a place and spinning the camera was bound to cause nausea, I don’t know how it could be made to not cause nausea. The preview of the game was enticing that you have to sit through and experience new and wonderful environments. Another thing I noticed was the jiggly feeling that you experience when you go down on a swing was missing here. I could get that feeling during Cosmic Warriors but not here.

On a serious note, this game shouldn’t be tried by everyone because it can cause extreme nausea to some. I am still trying to recover from its effect. There are multiplayer options too I think it can be played online too. The new stuff here is that you can take a selfie, which turns out to be very funny because it is just half of your body, more like your avatar picture stuck on the top of the car. 

Lastly, In groups you can try this app and seeing mixed reactions to it is fun and gives you a sense of perspective as to how different people react to the same thing.

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